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TNU PA Director

1/30/2013

Trevecca Nazarene University invites applicants for the position of Program Director of the Physician Assistant Program which offers a Master of Medicine in Physician Assistant Studies.  The program admits 60 students per year and has a thirty four year history of excellence in PA education.

Trevecca Nazarene University seeks an experienced leader who is dynamic, enthusiastic, and has a proven record of collaboration and excellence in physician assistant education.    Responsibilities of this position include department organization and administration; accreditation maintenance; continuous program evaluation and review; fiscal management; budget and grant development; mentorship and evaluation of faculty; scholarly activities; and service to the college and community.   The Program Director reports directly to the Associate Provost/Academic Dean of the university. This is a full-time (12 month) faculty appointment with eligibility for tenure.

 Required Qualifications:

•             Applicants must be graduates of an accredited physician assistant program or medical school and have current NCCPA certification or certification by an ABMS or AOA-approved specialty board and have:

•             Current licensure (or eligibility) to practice in the state of Tennessee

•             Minimum four years clinical practice experience

•             Minimum four years teaching experience in an academic or healthcare related setting

•             Graduate degree required (master’s minimum, doctorate preferred) from an accredited, higher education institution

•             Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

•             Ability to facilitate faculty development and manage personnel

•             Experience with academic issues related to physician assistant education and accreditation requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

•             Earned doctoral degree (e.g., EdD, PhD, MD or DO)

•             Evidence of effective leadership and management skills in higher education

•             Demonstrated commitment to student achievement and success

•             Record of successful scholarship commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor

•             Experience with ARC-PA accreditation processes

•             Position Availability:  July 1, 2013

Benefits:

Trevecca Nazarene University offers an excellent benefits package and retirement plan. 

Application Procedure:

To apply, please visit the Trevecca Nazarene University web site at http://www.trevecca.edu/jobs/ and download a faculty/administrator application.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, faculty/administrator application, philosophy of administration, and contact information for three professional references to Whitney Casey at wcasey@trevecca.edu.  The position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration, please apply by February 28, 2013.

Please no agencies or telephone calls.

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